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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 11, 2010 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '68 troubles

If figuring out which of these two you like better is the biggest trouble you have, than life is good.

I prefer to 10/12. I personally dont think it's even that close, but some very respected reviewers prefer 10/13

The Eleven on 10/13 is the best performance of that song in 1968 and the Death Don't Have No Mercy is top notch as well. Sound quality for the 13th falls a touch short of the 10/12 in my opinion.

Both of these performances deserve to be be officialy remastered and released in a box together...

10/12/68 (100 pts)
10/13/68 (98 pts)

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Poster: Jim F Date: Sep 12, 2010 4:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: '68 troubles

I wouldn't call myself a respected reviewer, I'm more of the Rodney Dangerfield of reviewers, but I give my nod to 10/13, as I personally feel that The Eleven from that date is way, way, way better. Go figure! The Alligator/Cautionish jam is probably better on the 12th, mostly due to it's length. I can't remember ever really favoring a version of the Other One suite or the Dark Star. For me these performances have always been more about the Eleven and the jam out of New Potato.

I do agree that sound quality is probably a touch better on the 12th. Everything feels a little "bunched up" on the 13th. But that recording has loooooong been a favorite of mine since I first got an FM of it (no, not the OLD FM, a GD Hour version), and I really like or perhaps prefer the certain aspects of it's quality for some reason.

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